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“Not to my expectation”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bicester Village

Bicester Village
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US$176.23*
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Private Transfer: London to Oxford Bicester Village for Shopping for Up to 4...
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Bicester
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located less than an hour's train ride from London's Marylebone station, and 20 minutes from Oxford, Bicester Village boasts more than 130 luxury designer outlet boutiques of British and international brands including Anya Hindmarch, Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Yves Saint Laurent, MCM and Diane von Furstenberg - all with reductions of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Additionally, Smythson, Temperley London and Vivienne Westwood are represented by their only outlet stores worldwide. Shoppers can travel with ease from London Marylebone or Oxford Parkway directly to Bicester Village railway station alternatively the Shopping Express(R) luxury coach service from central London to the Village. A number of luxury services available at the village, which include, valet parking, an award-winning Visitor Centre complete with multilingual hosts, Hands-free Shopping, and a children's play area. Restaurants include Le Pain Quotidien, Villandry Grand Cafe, itsu and farmshop restaurant & cafe from Soho House & Co. A trip to Bicester Village provides guests with an enjoyable day out and a value-added luxury shopping experience.
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“Not to my expectation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Not quite to my expectation, a little bit intimidating as i noticed to the staff of the shops they will look at you from head to toe but once they see you with a shopping bag on hand they are more friendly and accomodating. The friendliest staff are from guess and michael korrs shop- they accomodate you nicely even if you are just browsing around. Compared to the la vallee village in france, i would go back to france in terms of prices and friendliness of the staff.

Visited August 2014
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“I like visiting for a browse”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

I tend to visit a couple of times a year as I can stay not too far away. I wouldn't visit so often if I had to travel from London.

Each time we visit there seems to be one fewer high street shop - there used to be Monsoon, Jigsaw and Coast but not any more. Not cheap as such but good if you want designer items at less than full price or Clarks shoes and good for a browse, but a shame that the mix has gone. I like the Pandora and Links of London outlets.

Definitely arrive early as parking is a pain and if possible weekdays seem better.

The shop assistants / security are generally friendly but fellow customers can be very rude which is unpleasant, but unfortunately you can get that in any shopping centre.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not as good as we hoped”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Lots of people rave about Bicester Village but we were disappointed. The bargains are no better than the sales in the local shopping centres and Cruset, for example, is cheaper to purchase in TK Maxx.
if you are travelling from outside the EU, the place is worth a visit as you can have your tax refunded onsite so the prices probably work out well.
There are not many places to eat. Go to Westfield/Romford/the Bullring if you want a nice shopping experience.

Visited August 2014
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“Waste of time, suggest you walk into Bicester Town Centre”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

If you have too much money and no idea about how to get a good bargain then this is the place for you.

We ended up taking the 10 minute walk into Bicester Town Centre where there are proper shops where real people go shopping.

Suggest you visit the Town not the Village.

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“Not My Cup Of Tea!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

It's an outlet, the car parks full but free, lots of people mainly of Arabic origin who arrived in a limo or on a coach from London, lots of posers and bored housewives, footballers wives, lots of designer brands and nannies, got the idea! Worth a look once I suppose but not my cup of tea....

Visited August 2014
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